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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-11

A comparative study to evaluate the efficacy of an oral Ayurveda compound and Panchakarma procedures in conjunction with physiotherapy in delayed milestones status of cerebral palsy

1 Department of Kaumarbhritya, Government Ayurveda College and Hospital, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurved University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Vidya Bhushan Pandey
Department of Kaumarbhritya, Government Ayurveda College and Hospital, Senior HIG 03, New Housing Board Colony, Deorikhurd, Torwa, Bilaspur 495004, Chhattisgarh.
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DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_95_21

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Introduction: Cerebral palsy (CP) presents the basic problem of gross delay in the achievement of milestones according to age, especially the motor ones. The study was planned to assess the comparative efficacy of Ayurveda drugs and procedures in the achievement of milestones in conjunction with available standard management physiotherapy (PT). Materials and Methods: Three basic milestones neck holding, sitting, and standing was assessed over statistical parameters with the help of the CDC scale of milestone development. Three groups (Gp.) A B and C were made, Gp. A having PT alone was compared with Gp B with Panchkarma (PK) and PT and Gp. C with PK, PT, and oral drugs. Standard available treatment PT was provided in all the groups. Treatment was provided for 6 months and follow-up after every 2 months. Results within the group were assessed with the Student’s t test and intergroup comparison with ANOVA. Results: Total 51 cases registered and randomly allocated to different groups having 17 cases in each, 6 cases in each group have discontinued and the results were drawn having 11 cases per group. After 6 months, Gp. C presents with maximum improvement 75%, 75%, and 85% for neck holding, sitting, and standing, respectively, and holds statistically better results (P < 0.05) in the neck holding scale in intergroup comparison. Discussion: Multimodal treatment is required for the management of primary and associated problems of CP. No sole treatment plan can result in the expected outcome; however, Ayurveda drugs and procedures with PT can provide safe, effective, and speedy achievement of delayed milestones ultimately gaining functional capacities.

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